Used 2018 Kia Optima Pricing

List Price $22,600 - $30,600
Edmunds Rating
3.5 / 5.0
Consumer Rating

2018 Highlights

The Optima's dizzying list of trims, packages and permutations has thankfully been reduced for 2018. (An unfortunate side effect is the limited number of features available for the 1.6T model.) A 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, rear parking sensors, and blind-spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert are now standard on all 2018 Kia Optimas. A new, sport-themed S trim slots between LX and EX models. The SXL has been discontinued as a stand-alone model, but shoppers can spec the SX with Limited package to re-create the experience.


  • More features for the money than most rivals provide
  • Standard blind-spot monitoring and rear parking sensors
  • Classy interior with plenty of small-item and cargo storage
  • Infotainment system is easy to use


  • Hard to see out the back
  • Sloping roofline cuts into rear headroom
  • Optional 1.6T powertrain's sleepy responsiveness can get annoying

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Used 2018 Kia Optima for Sale

Kia Optima 2018 S 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) Platinum Graphite Black Leatherette/Cloth leatherette/cloth3,620 miles
Cpo 2018Kia OptimaS
Est.Loan: $419/mo
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Kia Optima 2018 LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) Sangria Black Cloth cloth5,625 miles
Cpo 2018Kia OptimaLX
Est.Loan: $352/mo
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2018 Kia Optima LX Remington Red Backup Camera, CARFAX INCLUDED, Bluetooth, Heated Leather Seats. New Price! CARFAX One-Owner. Odometer is 5598 miles below market average! BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: - Lowest Prices Every Day: Our market based WOW pricing utilizes competitive market pricing guides, no games. So it is easy to make an educated, hassle -free purchase from us. Many of our competitors add freight, reconditioning or certification fees to their price quotes. Your WOW price has no hidden charges. Just add tags, taxes and processing fee. - Complimentary CARFAX Vehicle History Report - 7 Day Exchange Policy: This policy simply states if you are not completely satisfied with your vehicle purchase, bring it back to us for a full credit towards your next vehicle, no questions asked! RECALL NOTICE: Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that for various reasons may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open recalls at

Kia Optima 2018 LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) Titanium Silver Black Cloth cloth15,732 miles
Used 2018Kia OptimaLX
Est.Loan: $299/mo
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Hertz Car Sales, Buying a Car Made Better! Our Hertz Certified vehicles come with a 12mo/12k mile ltd warranty. We offer a full range of financing solutions, and Trade-ins are welcome. Why spend more money than you have to? This Kia Optima will help you keep the extra money you'd normally spend on gas. This is the one. Just what you've been looking for. The quintessential Kia -- This Kia Optima LX speaks volumes about its owner, about uncompromising individuality, a passion for driving and standards far above the ordinary. You can finally stop searching... You've found the one you've been looking for. Visit us at or call us at (888) 376-5720.

Kia Optima 2018 LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) Sparkling Silver Black Cloth cloth13,796 miles
Used 2018Kia OptimaLX
Est.Loan: $313/mo
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This 2018 Kia Optima 4dr LX Automatic features a 2.4L 4 CYLINDER 4cyl Gasoline engine. It is equipped with a 6 Speed Automatic transmission. The vehicle is Silky Silver with a Gray Cloth interior. - **Shop where the dealers shop, No dealer license necessary** All Vehicles subject to prior sale. Prices exclude taxes, tags, MSI, Processing and freight charges, and most aftermarket rims. *Some exclusions apply. See store for details. -

Kia Optima 2018 LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) Titanium Silver Black Cloth cloth11,455 miles
Used 2018Kia OptimaLX
Est.Loan: $301/mo
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Hertz Car Sales, Buying a Car Made Better! Our Hertz Certified vehicles come with a 12mo/12k mile ltd warranty. We offer a full range of financing solutions, and Trade-ins are welcome. If you are looking for a vehicle with great styling, options and incredible fuel economy, look no further than this quality automobile. This is the one. Just what you've been looking for. You could keep looking, but why? You've found the perfect vehicle right here. This Gray,titanium Kia is clean and shiny exterior makes it look like it came straight from the factory. Visit us at or call us at (888) 376-5720.

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Features & Specs

LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)S 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower185 hp @ 6000 rpm185 hp @ 6000 rpm185 hp @ 6000 rpm


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Dynamic Bending Light

Swivels the headlights to provide illumination around a corner while turning. Also adjusts the tilt to account for passenger weight.
Autonomous Emergency Braking System

Automatically applies the brakes if advanced safety systems determine a front collision is imminent.
Rear Cross-Traffic Alert

Sounds an alert if a vehicle is passing or about to pass behind you as you back up.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

  • Side Crash Rating

  • Side Barrier Rating

  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front Seat5/5
    Back Seat5/5
  • Rollover

    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover9.8%

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
  • Roof Strength Test
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

Top Consumer Reviews

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Consumer Rating

Great Value
Traded in my 2012 Mercedes C-Class for the 2018 Optima SXL. We purchased the 2017 Sorento SXL last spring after considering many other luxury brand SUV's and have been truly impressed. Decided it was a safe bet to trade the C-Class for the Optima. We've been very happy with the Optima thus far. It's a very quiet, comfortable vehicle with more than enough space for a family of 4. (It's not as quiet on the freeway as my Mercedes, but I don't expect that at $20K less than the 2018 C-Class comparably equipped.) You get a lot for the money, especially the SXL trim package, made better by the great deal we got on the purchase price... $4000 below MSRP. Kia's brand reliability (see Consumer's Reports) combined with the value for the money should make other car brands like Honda and Toyota take notice.
Keeping up with Honda and Toyota
I've owned this car for about 2 months now (1500 miles) so here are some little observations and quirky things I've noticed. First, the car is great and I'm amazed this is a Kia. I opted for the Limited package because I wanted the nice seats and I do love the heated steering wheel. The car is gorgeous. By comparison, I do believe an Accord Touring or Camry XSE would have cost me more. Without the Limited package, the Kia SX is a steal. A big part of my decision was the 10yr/100,000 powertrain warranty and I did extend the basic warranty from 5yr/60,000 to 10 yr/100,000 to match the powertrain. That's a win in my book. Now for the car. Engine is fairly strong. Sound isn't inspiring--just a 4-banger chugging along. One note about gas mileage and turbos: If you're on the gas, you're mileage is not great. I'm coming from a 470hp car and while I'm not crazy on the gas pedal, city driving is getting me about 20mpg. Highway in Eco mode I got 32mpg. Also, in Sport mode there is a noticeable difference in the throttle response (touchy), shifting and steering and I'm sure the mpg would take a bit more of a hit. The brakes on this car can be grabby at times, but according to tests, are excellent in stopping. Acceleration is smooth--it's a quick car. As far as interior goes, it's great. Pretty close to entry-level luxury really. No issues with the infotainment or navigation. Car play works fine, though loading iHeartradio can lag. One unfortunate thing is if you use CarPlay with Google maps, you give up the turn-by-turn directions in the center display from the Kia navigation. There is some minor ambient lighting in the car: One small pinhole-type LED light from the sunroof console and two low-watt red lights shining into the door pockets. Headlights are superb with the SX LED headlights and the beams turn with the car. Adaptive Cruise control is great; however, if you don't pay attention to your speed, you'll end up driving behind someone doing say 60 when you're cruise is set at 70. Car will automatically speeds up when you change lanes and get out from behind the slower car. And allegedly, this car is capable of coming to a complete stop with the cruise/collision avoidance system. I did have the collision avoidance kick-in on me once on the highway. I was traveling about 70 and came around a curve on a truck probably traveling about 50 and the front radar "sensed" the closing speed and I felt the car start braking and watched the speed start dropping in anticipation of a collision. Pretty neat safety stuff right there. Blind-spot/Lane Change Warning is great. Lane keeping assist is good, though if you are a driver that is close to or hits the lane lines alot, you may want to turn it off. It beeps on the side of the car for the respective lane you veer out of. Rear-collision avoidance is a plus; has kicked in on me a couple times while backing out of parking spaces. "Birdseye" camera view is awesome to assist in parking. As far as quirky things, when you walk up to the car the mirrors will fold out and the door handle "pocket lights" come on. That's fine, but if you're outside the car (with car locked), everytime you get close this will happen: they'll fold in, then sense you close again and fold out. You can, however, turn off the mirrors in the car. The mirrors fold in when you lock the car. Also, the "Smart trunk" can be an issue if you don't pay attention. If you walk to the back of the car and stand a couple feet away, the car will start beeping and the lights will flash 4 times. Then the trunk will pop open. It's nice, but incomplete because you still have to reach down to open trunk completely (they should have some mechanism to do that). Problem is if you go around the back of your car and stop for more then 4 seconds, that trunk is popping open. I did this once while talking to my GF and got in the car and trunk was open. Whoops. What's missing: No remote start. You can purchase and with a dealer install probably about $800-1000. And you have a separate remote. Should be integrated and included in a package. Nitpicky items: Car has no "puddle lights" that shine on the ground when you approach/open car. And my car did not have the "sport pedals" which I thought were standard in the SX. I purchased them separately and it took all of 15 minutes to install. And after the first washing, my realization that the Limited wheels would be a pain to clean are true. You need a soft brush to get in between the spokes of the wheel. Most of what you find in the SX Limited is available in other top-of-the-line midsize sedans so for me it came down to styling and warranty. I do like the new Camry, but not worth the extra money and factor in a warranty and the decision was easier. Lots of great mid-size cars out there so it really comes down to what you like. Kia's done a fantastic job with their cars and it shows in their rankings. I'm super happy with this car.
If you're researching the car on or a dealer's website, you need to know that the picture associated with what you're building or what is available in the dealer's inventory is NOT the car you think you're getting. For the 2018 Optima EX, if you're interested in the basic model or adding the Premium Package please be advised that the picture shown (with fog lights) only comes if you also purchase the technology package as well. In spite of the picture shown, the fog lights are NOT part of the Optima EX without the Technology Package. Unfortunately, I didn't find that out until I went to lease the vehicle. After speaking with KIA I learned that, even though the picture shown is not the correct one or should I say the misleading one, it is mentioned below the picture IF you click on Disclaimers! BUYER BEWARE!

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Used 2018 Kia Optima Overview

The Used 2018 Kia Optima is offered in the following submodels: Sedan. Available styles include LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A), S 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A), EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A), SX Turbo 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), and LX Turbo 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM). Pre-owned Kia Optima models are available with a 2.4 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 185 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2018 Kia Optima comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic. The Used 2018 Kia Optima comes with a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. basic warranty, a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 10 yr./ 100000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What's a good price on a Used 2018 Kia Optima?

Save up to $300 on one of 5 Used 2018 Kia Optima for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $16,394 as of 05/27/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2018 Kia Optima trim styles:

  • The Used 2018 Kia Optima LX is priced between $16,394 and $19,295 with odometer readings between 5625 and 15732 miles.
  • The Used 2018 Kia Optima S is priced between $22,997 and $22,997 with odometer readings between 3620 and 3620 miles.

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